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The 7th Annual American Dream Awards Gala has been held in Danbury, this year honoring COVID-19 Warriors. 

The organization's Hot Meal Program inspired the theme.  Since the start of the pandemic, the program has served children, families, and seniors in Danbury with over 23,000 meals purchased at cost from The Amber Room Colonnade, where the gala was held.

The award ceremony featured six categories selected by The New American Dream Foundation in partnership with the City of Danbury.  Ticket sales were directed to The New American Dream Foundation Hot Meal Program and Mission Health Day – a day of free health screenings and other community services for the uninsured and the income challenged, hosted by Nuvance Health.

COVID WARRIOR – awarded to an individual that has led the fight against COVID-19 in our community. Honoree: Former Mayor Mark Boughton 

COMMUNITY WARRIOR – an institution that has invested in the battle against the virus. Honoree: Union Savings Bank and Union Savings Bank Foundation

HEALTH CARE WARRIOR – an individual or an institution on the front lines in the battle against the virus. Honoree: Nuvance Health and Dr. John Murphy

EDUCATION WARRIOR – an individual or an institution that has gone above and beyond to support students.  Honoree: Park Avenue Elementary School & Principal David Krafick

SENIOR'S WARRIOR – an individual that has gone above and beyond to support seniors. Honoree: Anne Roby and Larry Dodd

YOUNG WARRIOR – an individual under 16 years old that sprang into action. Honoree: Frankie DeMunda 

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